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Top down from Willis

By giel
April 5th, 2013

Dusk from the Willis Tower, overlooking the magnificent skyline of Chicago. Taken in October, 2012.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 + Camera Raw plugin.

Nikon D5100, Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED.

Photo Settings: 11mm, f/16, 2.5 seconds, ISO 100.

Map: 41.8790, -87.6355

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Posted By: Richard0623
about 1 year, 4 months ago
It's called the Sears Tower! Nevertheless, great picture
Posted By: Josti
about 1 year, 4 months ago
@ Richard0623,

Actually it's not. Named the Sears Tower throughout its history, in 2009 Willis Group Holdings obtained the right to rename the building, as part of their lease on a portion of its offices. On July 16, 2009, the building was officially renamed the Willis
Posted By: porky24.com
about 1 year, 2 months ago
It is a great picture. Really like it.

@ Josti but it is not the Willis Tower. I have grown up here and it will always be the Sears Tower. I don't care about the lease, then by that extension the Chrysler Building should be called the Abu Dhabi Investment Council Tower/Building because they own 90% of that building. The Chrysler family sold the building in 1953 and has changed hands and it hasn't changed names.

It even says where you got that line (formerly named and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower)

The Chicago Tribune considered the name-change ill-advised in "a city with a deep appreciation of tradition and a healthy ego, where some Chicagoans still mourn the switch from Marshall Field's to Macy's."

This feeling was confirmed in a July 16, 2009 CNN article in which some Chicago area residents expressed reluctance to accept the Willis Tower name.

In an article that appeared in the October 2010 issue of Chicago magazine that ranked the building among Chicago's 40 most important, the author pointedly refused to acknowledge the name change and referred to the building as the "Sears Tower".

Time magazine called the name change one of the top 10 worst corporate name changes and pointed to negative press coverage by local news outlets and online petitions from angry residents.

It will always be the Sears Tower not the Willis Tower

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